But what I didn't know about our prescription drug insurance policy...
There are two lines in which a doctor can sign a prescription. One line states "substitution permitted" and the other states "dispense as written".
So even though our neurologist wrote the prescription for brand name Depakene and Dilantin, he signed the line that stated "substitution permitted". When I dropped off the prescription, I requested for there to be no substitution.
Doesn't sound like a big deal...until the price is given...$140.12 a month for brand name Depakene. So I called our insurance company to find out what our out-of-pocket maximum is for the year.
To only find out that if our neurologist had signed the line "dispense as written", it would only cost us $70.06 a month for brand name Depakene. A savings of $840.72 a year. So I kindly called our neurologist and requested that he send in a new prescription with it signed "dispense as written".
Considering all that Sophie has been through to get to where she is at now...this is the least I can do for her.